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Progress of Innovation Centre at Dubai's MBR Solar Park reviewed

PICTURES: Dewa CEO tours construction site of Innovation Centre, which will showcase advances in solar and clean energy tech

The Innovation Centre of Dubai's MBR Solar Park.
Dubai Media Office
The Innovation Centre of Dubai's MBR Solar Park.

Progress has been made on the Innovation Centre project, part of Dubai's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park), which is being developed as the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the independent power producer model, with a capacity of 5 GW by 2030 and total investments of $13.6bn (AED50bn).

The Innovation Centre will feature an exhibition on solar power and renewable energy to attract tourists, university students, schools, and businesses.

Moreover, MBR Solar Park's Innovation Centre will host a permanent centre for events, conferences, business meetings, training courses, and meetings about solar and renewable energy and other green initiatives and sustainable initiatives.

The project forms part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (Dewa) efforts to highlight the latest advances in solar and clean energy. 

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Dewa's managing director and chief executive officer, recently toured the Innovation Centre site to review its progress. 

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زار سعادة/ سعيد محمد الطاير، العضو المنتدب الرئيس التنفيذي لهيئة كهرباء ومياه دبي مشروع "مركز الابتكار" ، ضمن مشاريع مجمع محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم للطاقة الشمسية، وذلك خلال جولات سعادته الهادفة للإطلاع على تقدم سير العمل في المشاريع الاستراتيجية للهيئة. ويعد مجمع محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم للطاقة الشمسية أكبر مشروعات الطاقة الشمسية في العالم (في موقع واحد) وفق نظام المنتج المستقل، حيث ستبلغ قدرته الإنتاجية 5000 ميجاوات بحلول عام 2030، باستثمارات تصل إلى 50 مليار درهم . . HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has visited the Innovation Centre project, part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, to review the progress of DEWA’s strategic projects. The solar park is the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, with a capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030 and total investments worth AED 50 billion. #ديوا #أخبار_ديوا #DEWA #DEWANEWS

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He was accompanied by Dewa's executive vice president of business development and excellence, Waleed Salman; and Dewa's VP of clean energy and diversification, Jamal Shaheen Al Hammadi, as well as other senior officials. 

Representatives working on the project briefed Al Tayer about its progress, and Dewa's CEO reaffirmed the need to adhere to the highest standards of security, health, safety, and quality on the project, Dubai Media Office reported.

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